Tsog, a teenage boy from Mongolia, sells milk in the capital, Ulan Bator. When he is in his home village, he tries to flee the quarrels at home. His hero is a young monk who, legend has it, was persecuted because he found out how to fly. Tsog recreates his hero´s adventures in a home-made flip book cartoon.
One day, Tsog decides to camp out on the roof of a block of flats. A young woman who is just as dissatisfied with her lot as Tsog lives opposite - but she doesn't dare to fly. Tsog incorporates her into his dreams, although he daren't actually approach her. Nevertheless, he tries to make contact using a stolen remote control and his skill at drawing.
Remote Control, a poetic reflection on dreams and taking new steps, is the first feature by Byamba Sakhya, who has made several documentaries and worked on several international productions (including Khadak). He has said that the story is also a metaphor for the changes taking place in Mongolia.

Original title
Shuvuukhai
Filmmaker
Byamba Sakhya
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Mongolia, Germany
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
Mongolian
Producer
Ariunaa Tserenpil
Production Company
Guru Media
Sales
Guru Media
Writer
Byamba Sakhya
Cinematography
Charles Libin
Editor
Byamba Sakhya, Naomi Spirio
Production Design
Ariunsaikhan Davaakhuu
Sound Design
Abigail Savage
Music
Sansar Sangidorj
Cast
Baasandorj Enkhtaivan, Bayarmaa Nergui
Website
http://plutofilm.de/films/remote-control/0005